Gophers prepare for Big Ten tournament after three weeks off

The Big Ten Championships kick off Saturday at Williams Arena, and the Gophers are looking to win.

For the first time since 2008, the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be hosted in Minnesota.

While the conference season concluded the last weekend in February for the rest of the Big Ten, the Gophers (14-3, 7-2 Big Ten) have had an extended break as their final regular season dual against Rider was canceled.

Although an extended break could cause some rustiness in play, members of the Gophers wrestling team are confident in, not only the team’s ability, but in their usage of the time off.

“I think the biggest thing was making [the wrestlers] realize that nothing changes,” said head coach Brandon Eggum. “As you go out and compete at these bigger events, the more focused you are on keeping things simple, the better you’ll wrestle.” Continue reading at